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WashPost’s Lefty Billionaire Bezos Was Briefly World’s Richest Man

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Washington Post and Amazon owner Jeff Bezos hit two milestones after the most recent stock market rally. He nudged out Bill Gates as the world’s richest man — briefly — and became the first person to have a net worth of more than $90 billion.

“When markets opened on Thursday, Bezos had a net worth of $90.6 billion, putting him $500 million ahead of Microsoft founder Bill Gates,” Forbes reported on July 27. Amazon stock has since fallen and as of 12:00 p.m. July 28, Bezos is trailing both Gates and Warren Buffett.

Despite suggestions that Bezos is a libertarian, the billionaire’s politics have consistently leaned left. For example, he spent $2.5 million to support Washington state legally recognizing gay marriage in 2012. And when he bought The Washington Post in 2013 he said “The values of The Post do not need changing,” despite its firm liberal bias.

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